February 28, 2001
Madonna takes top honors for Best International Female Artist at this year's Brit Awards show. Other winners include Eminem for Best International Male, U2 for Best International Group, and Robbie Williams for Best British Male Solo Artist and Best British Video for Rock DJ. Madonna was unable to attend the ceremony, but her hubby Guy Ritchie accepted the award via video on his wife's behalf. Madonna could be seen in the background of the video, though, dusting a picture of Queen Elizabeth II, in a humorous spoof on just how much Madonna and the Brits come to fancy each other in the months since she set up homestead there.